Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Reasons to Savor Autumn
Kitty is smiling because she knows it almost time for a change in season. Autumn is coming. A time for cooler temperatures, the brilliant colors of nature, and all the yummy smells and tastes of Fall cuisine.
I am participating in the Inspired Room's Fall Nesting week. I've decided to list some reasons I love Fall. Living in New England I am a little biased because I think we have the best foliage in the country. We do not have Fall colors yet so no foliage posting today.
Farm wagons filled with bittersweet.
Apple cider donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar. Might as well add hot spiced apple cider too. And Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Lattes, orange cranberry tea, hot chocolate.
Fall decorations made with some natural elements and a lot of imagination.
I love a little whimsy in my Fall decor.
Butternut squash apple soup with creme fraiche, piping hot. Puts me in the mood for Autumn.
Autumn wreaths do double duty as candle rings. And a pashmina in those Autumnal colors of plum, orange, and burgundy can serve as a table covering or a fashion accessory.
Speaking of fashion, Fall means chunky sweaters, cashmere scarves, ankle boots.
Mini pumpkins make sweet decorations for desktops, bookcases, windowsills, just about anywhere.
Back to the food. Apple pie, my all time favorite pie. Heated or not, a la mode or topped with whipped cream it doesn't matter. If it's loaded with apples and cinnamon and the crust is nicely browned I am in my happy place.
As Julie Andrews would sing, these are a few of my favorite things! Speaking of music, I have different tastes in the Fall. I love to listen to classical music (Vivaldi's Four Seasons is my favorite) and of course, Forever Autumn sung by Justin Hayward. It is an Autumn tradition. I must listen to it every day during the season.
If you hunger for more Fall posts, go to the sidebar and click on the Inspired Room.